Tuesday, April 14, 2020


How do you feel about surprises?  Have you ever received any?  Have you ever given any?

Well, I was surprised when UPS left a delivery at our house yesterday!  After placing the box in "quarantine" in the garage overnight (even picked it up with a disinfectant wipe and washed my hands really well afterward), I deemed it was safe enough to open!

What a surprise!

I believe I have my sister to thank!  There was nothing inside the package to indicate who had sent it.

This is actually the month that I should expect a surprise or two!  This is a really special one, and a very nice way to begin those surprises!  There will be no problem finding a spot to hang it!

Thank you, sister!

Everyone....take care, be safe, and stay well!


  1. What a beautiful, peaceful painting, Nellie. Surprises are exciting. Enjoy your week as we all stay safe and well. xo

  2. Well, Sister, there was supposed to be something in that package that would tell you from whence it came! You figured it out quite nicely, and although it's early, I wish you the happiest of birthdays! Love you!

  3. It's beautiful ~ I thought it was a photo at first, it's so well detailed and painted.

    Stay safe and well! Deb in Wales xo

  4. Perhaps I should add that this IS a photo of a barn in Norris, TN, captured by a Facebook friend of mine from Clinton, TN. If you want to see some of his other works, go to www.darrylstairphotography.com and feast your eyes!

  5. Very pretty! How nice for surprises.

  6. Happy Birthday Nellie. A nice surprise.
    Stay safe and healthy.
    Hugs, Julia

  7. I like surprised of the good kind and yours was a nice surprise.
    Happy Birthday.

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  9. Quite lovely, Nellie. Happy, Happy Birthday! Keep well and safe. Susan